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National Recovery Month

September Is National Recovery Month

Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness, knowledge, and understanding of mental and substance use disorders while celebrating the successes of those in long-term recovery. GateHouse Treatment is a drug and alcohol rehab dedicated to helping those with substance abuse issues. We also stay updated on all

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Stigma in the Workplace: Part 1

“At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it’s still an illness, and there should be no distraction.– Michelle Obama” Demographically substance abusers will fall under the category of mental illness. The National Study on Drug

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What Are Relapse Triggers: Internal Vs External Relapse Triggers

Addiction relapse triggers in drug and alcohol abuse recovery are quickly becoming a major concern for inpatient and outpatient treatment addicts. Substance abuse triggers are internal and external cues that cause a person in recovery to crave drugs and often relapse or lapse. On average more than 85% of individuals are susceptible to relapse in the

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Why is it Important to Make a Schedule During Early Recovery

Drug and alcohol recovery treatment has come to rely on daily schedules serving as structures to help patients maintain a structured life. While the concept of approaching early recovery head-on works well enough for some, most people still suffer from the inevitable weaknesses of drug and alcohol addiction. Completely escaping the pitfalls of addiction are

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How Can Hobbies Help With Drug And Alcohol Recovery

If you’re like most people, you probably have a hobby that you are passionate about. You may have even found a way to make a living off of your hobby. Nevertheless, if you don’t have a hobby, there’s always time to pick one up. Especially, if you’re a person going through a drug and alcohol

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9 Ways To Stay Sober And Travel Safe

Escape Your Addiction: 9 Ways To Travel Sober And Have Fun Scared of planes? Afraid of having an anxiety attack? Struggling with alcohol addiction? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Believe it or not, more airline travelers are afraid of heights than you could imagine. But, if you never get over your fear of flying, you’re

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Understanding Relapse and Recognizing the Signs

What is Relapse? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, relapse rates for drug addiction are similar to other chronic diseases, like high blood pressure. “If people stop following their medical treatment plan, they are likely to relapse,” says one article. We can relapse into old behaviors and actions and even return to our

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20 Fun Things to Do In Sober Living Nashua, New Hampshire

In Nashua, New Hampshire there are a plethora of activities to do in sobriety that will fill any urge or passion that you have. There are also a few sober living homes in Nashua, NH as well as sober living options for men and women. The number of sober living homes in Nashua, NH has

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Addiction Stigma: Choice Versus Disease

“Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like ‘Modern Family,’ but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change.” – Eric McCormack In doing my research for this blog, I came across an article in the Huffington

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What to Expect When a Loved One Comes Home from Treatment

“A house must be built on solid foundations if it is to last. The same principle applies to man; otherwise, he too will sink back into the soft ground and becomes swallowed up by the world of illusion.” – Sai Baba Your loved one has made the first step; whether by intervention, hitting a personal

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